Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Card Fun

Here was the attempt at our Christmas Card photo. Faith was crying because it was so cold outside, Allie had just woken up, and Buddy was not cooperating. Stay tuned to the mail to see the final results. We are hoping to get them in the mail sometime this week.

-18 degrees

This is a picture of our house this morning. When we woke the temperature was -18F, the High today was -8, Can I say Freeeeeezing!!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday November, 30

Austins Blessing

While in Utah we decided to Bless Austin, Sunday morning, inside my parents home. It turned out to be a Beautiful event. Both my Grandmas were there as well as many family and our good friends the Porters and the Churchs. It was the first of my children to be blessed with so many family around. I was touched by there support and love. Bret gave the blessing, it was very beautiful. I was reminded of the special spirits that have been sent to our home. It is such an awsome responsiblity to raise them.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Breakfast at home

Here is our first meal as a family in our new home. The day after my sister brought my girls up to Montana. we fixed pancakes and sasage for breakfast. Ummm Good!!!

Settling in.

Wow, so much has happened since I last posted, Life just went in fast forward motion for me, I like being busy but then life seems to go by too quickly when that happens.

Well we are now settled in our home in Montana. Sort of, all the boxes are unloaded, but I am still working on getting everyting in it's correct place, which is taking me much longer than I ever expected. Not sure if it is due to the 3 stories which we now occupy,or if it is due to the newborn baby that I am constantly holding while trying to work one handed. Whatever the reason I am sure I will be back on top of things in about....ah..maybe give me 6 months. I am allowing myself some time to just look out my back window and let the snow covered trees remind me of where I am. We often see deer in the backyard and have a pet rabbit that lingers on the south side of the home. It is like a childhood dream. I had always dreamed of living in Montana as a child and I quess I am trying to let the reality set in.

The girls are adjusting well. Not hard for them to make friends. And they have loved spending time at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was so lovely spending Thanksgiving at my Moms house with her side of the family. It was a big crowd and lots of food that brought back memories. I especially enjoyed listening to my brother play the guitar and sing Christmas songs, a tradition we have to sit down after the meal and let the food digest while listening to him. He is so talented. The girls were able to ride the 4 wheelers and feed the horses apples. Jace loved the horses and Grandma gave him his first horsy ride.

Now it is on to Christmas Season. and we are back in our New Home. I am enjoying listening to Christmas Music and we hung the tree a couple of days ago. I impressed myself that we could even get to the Christmas tree box, burried in the mass of boxes downstairs, we found most of the ordaments. It is one of the first Christmas's in awhile that we can decorate the tree all the way to the bottom. Jace is old enough not to touch and the baby cannot pull them off yet! It looks really nice, if you like the look of clumped up ordaments in spots here and there, due to a 3 year olds eye for decorating, but I left it to remind me of their excitment for the season.

As I try to stay focused this year on the reason for the season I'll leave you with a quote.

"I would that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ." Moroni,10:18